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Raising the Barre (Using Imagery in Choreography)

Kira Seamon was a Guest Choreographer at one of Regional Dance America's National Choreography Intensives. It was called the Craft of Choreography Conference and ran for 2 weeks in the summer. A typical day saw her completing a morning session, an afternoon rehearsal and a Showing at night of her work. The assignment for this day was to create a 2 minute dance with mud as the theme. That might seem like a difficult and restrictive topic for dance, but as you will see, Kira immediately used imagery to help her discover and create unusual movements for her dance. Imagery was very important to this dance as she was also asked to choreograph it in silence, as music would be randomly added later during the performance. (Kira is super impressed with her dancers as the first time they ever heard this music was during the actual performance. Spectacular job and highly professional!) This Instructional Video finds Kira commenting on her work and giving insight to the choreographic process. It is the 2nd Video in her "Raising the Barre" Instructional Video series.



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